Trains with additional supplements
Are you not sure what the "Additional supplement required" notification means on our seat reservations tool or timetable? Don't worry; you can still board these trains with your Interrail Pass; however, you need to buy an additional supplement to board the train.
The trains listed here are the only trains that require an additional supplement – this is an extra fee that you need to pay on top of your reservation or Interrail Pass to travel on the following trains.
Please read this page carefully! The supplement amount, information, and how to get a supplement differ for each of these exceptions.
Brenner and Tarvisio routes
Special supplements are needed for EuroCity and RailJet trains crossing the Brenner and Tarvisio routes from Austria to Italy.
The Tarvisio route covers Vienna to Venice RailJet direct trains.
The full Brenner route covers Germany, Austria and Italy. Therefore, you can use a domestic route in one country or travel internationally.
Due to these factors, the supplement fee depends on what section of the route you cover.
In Germany: a seat reservation is optional; no supplement.
In Austria: a seat reservation is optional; no supplement.
In Italy: a seat reservation fee is included in the mandatory supplement fee.
Between Germany and Austria: a seat reservation is optional; no supplement.
Between Germany to Italy and Austria to Italy: a seat reservation is optional; a mandatory supplement is required.
Cost of the supplement
Domestic journeys: a seat reservation is optional.
International routes: you need a mandatory supplement to travel to/from/within Italy. You can purchase the supplement in advance or on the train for a small fee (€5).
- 2nd class: €10
- 1st class: €15
How to book online
- Interrail’s seat reservation tool: the supplement is included in the reservation when you book through our self-service tool (“supplement included” is printed on the ticket).
- ÖBB ticket shop: The supplement only appears when ‘Interrail / Eurail – Globalpass’ is selected under changing the discounts. Select ‘One-way tickets and day tickets’ when proceeding to ‘find services’.
How to book locally
- Buy the supplement at a limited number of train stations in Europe – so it’s best to book in advance.
- Buy the supplement before boarding or on the train for a small fee (€5).
IC Direct in the Netherlands
In the Netherlands, the Intercity Direct (IC) train requires a supplement to travel on the route between Rotterdam and Schiphol Airport.
Cost of the supplement?
- €2.90 in first or second class
Where to buy?
Buy the supplement at ticket vending machines in the Netherlands or online via the NS website.
An Intercity Direct (ICD) supplement is only required if this train is used for domestic journeys.
Bernina Express in Switzerland
Panorama cars: This car is designed for unforgettable views and has both first and second class seating available. You can travel in the panorama car on the Bernina Express with your first or second class Interrail Pass. However, you will need to pay for a supplement/reservation fee for this experience (this fee is the same for both first or second class seats in this car). These trains are indicated as PE (Panorama Express) in our timetable.
Normal cars: You can travel for no extra cost without a supplement/reservation fee with a first or second class Interrail Pass. These normal cars can be found on regional trains – you'll get the same views, most windows can be opened and this also has both first and second class seating available.
For more information, see the Bernina Express page on our website.
Price of the observation car supplement
As the supplement for this train is seasonal, the price will depend on when you travel.
- March to May: 24 CHF
- June to September: 26 CHF
- October: 24 CHF
- 1 November to 10 December: 20 CHF
Where to buy?
1. Go to the Bernina Express website.
2. Select your preferred route, travel class, date, and select a seat.
3. When filling in your passenger details, you'll see a drop-down box called "Reductions". Simply select "Interrail Pass" from the options.
4. You only have to pay for your seat reservation(s) and you can print your reservation(s) at home.
At the station
You can also buy the supplement from train stations in Switzerland. However, the trains can become full during busy times, so it's best to book in advance.
In Poland, you need to buy an additional supplement to travel on the EIP trains on top of the mandatory seat reservation fee.
Cost of the supplement
- PLN 43 (approx €10) – A seat reservation is included in these costs.
There are four ways to purchase the supplement and reservation for the EIP, so take a look at the options below to decide what's best for you.
Buy your reservation from our seat reservations tool
Good news! You can easily order your reservation from our reservations tool and pay the additional €10 fee for the supplement.
Buy your supplement and reservation online via PKP Intercity
Buy the supplement via PKP Intercity for 43 PLN (approx €10) together with a free seat reservation.
Buy your supplement and reservation in Poland
Buy the supplement locally for 43 PLN (approx €10) together with a free seat reservation.
Did you buy your reservation abroad?
No problem! You can still buy the supplement locally for 43 PLN (approx €10) at one of the train stations in Poland, or in the train after boarding.
Good to know
Information about selling points for these tickets can be found here (information in Polish).
Change of currency
You cannot change the currency once you have a Pass in your cart. Remove the Pass, and then change the currency on the website header.